Apprentice Ross wins two awards

Ross Kerr
Ross Kerr

Terex Trucks apprentice Ross Kerr has received two awards from East Kilbride & District Engineering Group Training Association (EKGTA)

Newhouse-based Terex Trucks runs a three-year apprenticeship foundation programme in collaboration with EKGTA.

Ross, from Wishaw, is currently in the first year of his apprenticeship in manufacturing and structural engineering, and next year will be split between fabrication and manufacturing engineering.

For five months, Terex Truck apprentices were assessed on their welding skills. In this module, Ross scored 92 out of a possible 100, the highest mark in his class, earning himself the Lincoln Electric Award.

Ross was also part of a team which received the Chairman’s Award for the best group project in which 18 teams of trainees took part in an engineering project to design and manufacture a model motor vehicle.

Both trophies were presented to him at EKGTA’s award ceremony held at its Engineering Training Centre in East Kilbride.

EKGTA engineering instructor Alan Wilson said: “I couldn’t praise Ross enough for his work ethic, skill and responsibility; his awards are very well deserved.”

Paul Tierney, HR director for Terex Trucks, added: “As well as providing valuable work experience and skills, the apprenticeship scheme ensures Terex Trucks avoids a talent gap in the future.”